Wild Week

Cried a commission man at Chicago's Union Stockyards: "It was like having the deliriums. You might as well ask a steer to read the newspaper as try to figure out what would happen."

Nobody was very much surprised when the Price Decontrol Board ordered a restoration of ceilings on meat, left grains free (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS). But hog and cattle producers had expected the ceilings to be clamped on immediately. On the day after issuance of the restoration order, receipts at major markets fell to record lows.

Then came word from Washington that OPA...

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